Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2006-2009
Realization
2008-2012
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Process

Burgos lies on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and is a city of churches.

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The high-speed railway connects Burgos to the Paris-Madrid line and stops at Bilbao.

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A three-step master plan. First step: thanks to the new railroad line, 12 km of inner-city railroad bed have been freed up for a boulevard. Second step: the neighborhoods are densified. Third step: new neighborhoods emerge on the edge of the city.

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The proposal for the Burgos Bulevar is presented at an exhibition in Burgos.

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Specific locations before and after converting the railroad line into a boulevard. They link extremely diverse neighborhoods.

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For the public squares, the architects have designed drop-shaped lamps, which are already in use at the Plaza de España in Tenerife.

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The boulevard brings the landscape back into the city; local stone chips give the asphalt a natural touch.

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Proposal for public pathways and greenery, in collaboration with Michel Desvigne.

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To design the bus stops, the architects have taken inspiration from bus shelters in Armenia and Saudi Arabia.

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The park benches reference typologies in Central Park, New York.

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The road bridge over the Rio Arlanzón is divided, illuminating the terrain underneath and creating meeting places.

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A network of public squares on the new boulevard connects the once separated neighborhoods to the right and left of the railway line.

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Drawings

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Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografías. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2013.” Vol. No. 157/158, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 09.2012.

Gilles A. Tiberghien: “A Landscape Deferred.” In: Intermediate Natures. “The Landscape of Michel Desvigne.” Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2009. pp. 151-179

Location